Out of the past 11/30/06

Thursday, November 30, 2006

25 years ago: Nov. 30, 1981

A February city council primary election has been assured by the filing of three more council candidates; the three newest council candidates bring the number of those running for one of six councilman positions to 13, with two others vying for the mayoral post; the latest to throw their hats in the ring are Billy J. Keele, W.R. Becker and Dr. Peter D. Hilty.

The Salvation Army Tree of Lights is in place near Hirsch Tower in downtown Cape Girardeau, and Army workers hope this year's campaign will net $35,000.

50 years ago: Nov. 30, 1956

Ozark Air Lines resumes its normal flight schedule at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport; quarters have been established in the hangar building directly south of the flight control building, which burned Sunday.

Cape Girardeau firefighters are still accepting used toys that can be repaired for distribution to children of families unable to afford new ones for Christmas; an old, unused fire truck will be decorated to look like a Santa Claus sled and will be used to distribute the toys.

75 years ago: Nov. 30, 1931

Establishment of Wolf's Exchange Store in the Osterloh building at 125-127 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau is announced; the store, designed to handle trade-in furniture, will operate in conjunction with the Wolf House Furniture Co.

Law enforcement officers throughout Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois are searching for two bandits who hold up the Olive Branch State Bank at Olive Branch, Ill., 20 miles southeast of Cape Girardeau; the two robbers escape with about $2,000 in currency.

100 years ago: Nov. 30, 1906

Yesterday morning saw the opening in Cape Girardeau of one of the finest butcher shops in the state; the Meyer brothers opened their new shop on Broadway; the new, three-story brick building that houses the market replaced the old wooden market the brothers inherited three years ago.

The Jackson Military Academy football team yesterday downed a visiting team from Farmington 30-0 in Thanksgiving Day play.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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